OSU approves new strategic plan


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Board of Trustees endorses new strategic plan for Ohio State

University will build on record-breaking momentum to help shape national higher education landscape

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State University Board of Trustees endorsed a new strategic vision for the future of the university on Aug. 24, 2017. The plan, Time and Change: Enable, Empower and Inspire, follows historic university highs in applications, graduation rates, academic excellence, diversity and donor support.

“We stand at the doorway of transformational change for Ohio State and the national higher education landscape,” said President Michael V. Drake. “Our strategic plan is a living framework that allows for flexibility moving forward. What is not flexible is our aspiration to be the best university we can be.”

The plan builds on the university’s existing strengths – including a vibrant student experience, research excellence, athletic prowess and a highly engaged Buckeye family.

“Our strategic plan sets forth the next steps of what it means to be a flagship public research university in the 21st century,” said Board of Trustees Chair Alex Shumate.

Time and Change consists of five pillars of focus:

• Teaching and Learning: Ohio State will be an exemplar of the best teaching, demonstrating leadership by adopting innovative, at-scale approaches to teaching and learning to improve student outcomes.

• Access, Affordability and Excellence: Ohio State will further our position as a leading public university offering an excellent, affordable education and promoting economic diversity.

• Research and Creative Expression: Ohio State will enhance our position among the top national and international public universities in research and creative expression, both across the institution and in targeted fields – driving significant advances for critical societal challenges.

• Academic Health Care: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center will continue our ascent as a leading academic medical center, pioneering breakthrough health care solutions and improving people’s lives.

• Operational Excellence and Resource Stewardship: Ohio State will be an exemplar of best practices in resource stewardship, operational effectiveness, and efficiency and innovation.

The university connected with more than 500 campus leaders and received nearly 1,000 responses and suggestions through online engagement efforts from across the Ohio State community to develop a plan and continue the university’s upward momentum.

“Our momentum is significant, and we are excited to take the next steps in Ohio State’s long history of academic excellence,” said Executive Vice President and Provost Bruce A. McPheron.

Time and Change recognizes that the size, breadth, geography, history and standard of excellence at Ohio State allow the university to take a leading role in the future of higher education. Drake said it is now time to put the plan into action.

“Translating strategy into execution will be the work of all Buckeyes, requiring ongoing collaboration across the university and with stakeholders,” he said.

Ohio State University trustees endorse strategic plan

Budget, construction and personnel actions also approved

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State University Board of Trustees endorsed a new strategic vision for the future of the university on Aug. 25, 2017. The plan, Time and Change: Enable, Empower and Inspire, follows historic university highs in applications, graduation rates, academic excellence, diversity and donor support.

The plan builds on the university’s existing strengths – including a vibrant student experience, research excellence, athletic prowess and a highly engaged Buckeye family.

Time and Change consists of five pillars of focus:

• Teaching and Learning: Ohio State will be an exemplar of the best teaching, demonstrating leadership by adopting innovative, at-scale approaches to teaching and learning to improve student outcomes.

• Access, Affordability and Excellence: Ohio State will further our position as a leading public university offering an excellent, affordable education and promoting economic diversity.

• Research and Creative Expression: Ohio State will enhance our position among the top national and international public universities in research and creative expression, both across the institution and in targeted fields – driving significant advances for critical societal challenges.

• Academic Health Care: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center will continue our ascent as a leading academic medical center, pioneering breakthrough health care solutions and improving people’s lives.

• Operational Excellence and Resource Stewardship: Ohio State will be an exemplar of best practices in resource stewardship, operational effectiveness, and efficiency and innovation. (see website)

University goals approved

Trustees approved the university goals and fiscal year 2018 targets. The goals align with the president’s 2020 Vision and The Ohio State University Strategic Plan for Ohio State surrounding access, affordability and excellence; community engagement; and diversity and inclusion. Fiscal 2018 goals include:

1. Teaching and Learning – Advance key initiatives that further establish Ohio State as a national leader in teaching and learning.

2. Access, Affordability and Excellence – Improve access, affordability and excellence and build on our leadership in the American Talent Initiative and University Innovation Alliance.

3. Research and Creative Expression – Strengthen the quality of our research programs.

4. Academic Health Care – Support and provide direction to medical center leadership to further enable solutions that improve people’s lives.

5. Operational Excellence and Resource Stewardship – Advance operational excellence and resource stewardship across the university.

The board also approved construction projects and other university business.

2018 budget approved

The board approved the fiscal year 2018 budget. The budget provides for $6.6 billion of operating spending for the entire university, including the Wexner Medical Center and all campuses, in fiscal 2018. This represents a 5.8 percent increase over fiscal 2017. The budget supports the university’s priorities to advance teaching, learning, research and patient care, and the long-term strategy that Ohio State pursues to enhance access, affordability and excellence.

Key highlights:

• Growth: Ohio State is now a $7 billion dollar (revenue) institution, driven largely by growth in the Wexner Medical Center. Overall, budgeted revenue for the consolidated university and medical center is expected to increase 2 percent compared with fiscal year 2017. The medical center now represents 48 percent of the consolidated budget.

• Tuition and fees: The university is introducing the Ohio State Tuition Guarantee in fiscal 2018 to provide incoming first-year students with predictability as they plan for a four-year education while ensuring that colleges are able to maintain and enhance the quality of an Ohio State education. Tuition and fees now support 75 percent of the cost of instruction, with the remaining 25 percent funded through the State Share of Instruction.

• Student financial aid: The university is expanding two programs that support Ohio students who demonstrate financial need. Ohio State will provide $25 million in President’s Affordability Grants this year, bringing the three-year total to $60 million. The President’s Affordability Grants are fully funded by administrative efficiencies. Ohio State will also expand the Land Grant Opportunity Scholarship program to increase awards for fiscal 2018 to cover the full cost of attendance.

• Innovative funding: The university is investing more than $1 billion in upfront proceeds from the Comprehensive Energy Management Project in the long-term investment pool to support student financial aid, faculty and staff excellence, research support, sustainability and other strategic priorities. These uses will be reflected in the university’s fiscal 2019 operating budget.

• Wexner Medical Center: Fiscal 2018 will be the first full year of operations for the Brain and Spine Hospital, Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute and Upper Arlington Outpatient Care Center. The health system also continues to benefit from operational efficiency programs and demand for care at The James. The health system will invest the $239 million in projected margin in clinical programs and prudent financial planning.

Capital investment program adopted

The board adopted the fiscal year 2018 capital investment program plan, which proposes $165 million in new projects to be completed over the next five years.

These include the renovation of Koffolt/Fontana Laboratories to support the Advanced Materials Corridor and the renovation and partial replacement of Postle Hall for the College of Dentistry.

Another $396 million will be spent in fiscal 2018 on ongoing projects including the renovations of Pomerene and Oxley Halls to support Discovery Themes, as well as renovations and repairs at all Ohio State campuses.

Utility system capital improvements approved

The board authorized Ohio State Energy Partners LLC to make capital improvements to university utility systems. Ohio State Energy Partners is the university’s energy concessionaire, created when Ohio State selected Engie and Axium Infrastructure to manage the university’s utility system. It will spend $6.8 million on four projects:

• Cannon Drive Phase One – Relocate utilities. Estimated cost: $4 million

• Postle Hall – Extend the chilled water infrastructure to serve the Postle Hall renovation. Estimated cost: $1.6 million

• McCracken Power Plant – Repair/replace brickwork on the north chimney. Estimated cost: $636,000

• McCracken Power Plant – Design work to upgrade boilers and equipment. Estimated cost: $545,000

Construction contracts approved

The board authorized the university to enter into professional services and construction contracts for the following projects:

• Cannon Drive relocation – phase 2. The project will continue the relocation of Cannon Drive between John Herrick and Woody Hayes drives and raise Cannon Drive above the 500-year flood level. Trustees approved $3 million in professional services contracts for the design portion of the project, to be paid with university funds.

• Waterman – multi-species facility. The project will construct a new facility to house multiple animal herds for teaching purposes, including sheep, swine, beef, equine and poultry, as well as parking, a 100-seat classroom, research lab and other spaces. Trustees approved $2.2 million in professional services. Total project budget is $15.4 million, to be provided by university funds.

• 680 Ackerman – IHC/Histology lab. The project will relocate the IHC/Histology group from Doan Hall to 680 Ackerman, renovating 8,000 square feet of space and installing a reverse osmosis water system and replacing the air handling unit. Trustees approved $5.2 million in professional services and construction contracts. Total project budget is $5.2 million to be provided by auxiliary funds.

• Woody Hayes Athletic Center – East Wing renovation. The project will renovate the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, creating a new production kitchen, nutrition area, expanded lounge area, new recovery/rehab space, new team activity areas, staff offices and a small southeast addition to the building for storage. It will also renovate the existing players’ lounge and the first floor with additional amenities for player development. Trustees approved entering into $7.8 million in professional services and construction contracts. Total project budget is $7.8 million to be provided by auxiliary funds. Ninety percent of the project will be donor funded.

Property purchase approved

Trustees approved the purchase of two parcels of improved property at 2001 Polaris Parkway from Polaris 2004, LLC. The property houses an office, laboratory and research facility, which the university currently leases. The acquisition will be funded by the Wexner Medical Center and supports the medical center’s long-term need for laboratory and research spaces.

Property sale approved

The board authorized the university to sell a portion of unimproved property at 1782 State Route 38 in Madison County. The property is located at Molly Caren Agricultural Center adjacent to a privately owned house. The university has provided an easement for the owner for the last 25 years and rather than continue to grant easements, the university will sell the property. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ Molly Caren Agricultural Center.

Foundation report accepted

The board accepted The Ohio State University Foundation report as of July 31, 2017, which includes the establishment of the Endowed Professorship for the Curator of Dance, two endowed scholarships as part of the Ohio Scholarship Challenge and 20 additional named endowed funds providing $2.7 million in private support to the university.

Advancement suite named

The board approved naming the advancement suite in Fisher Hall as the Sander and Mechele Flaum Advancement Suite in recognition of the Flaums’ generous contributions to Fisher to support activities of the faculty, students and staff as directed by the dean.

Conference rooms named

Trustees approved naming the conference room S2056 in the Davis Medical Research Center as the Rothermich Conference Room in recognition of Dr. Norman Rothermich’s 40 years of service as professor and founder of the Division of Rheumatology. Dr. Rothermich’s son, Don Rothermich, has generously supported the renovation of the conference room in memory of his father.

The board also approved changing the name of the Tanya R. Rutner Conference room in the Ohio Union to the Tanya Rutner Hartman Room to reflect her current name.

Hospital for Companion Animals internal spaces named

The board approved the naming of internal spaces within the new Veterinary Medical Center Hummel & Trueman Hospital for Companion Animals and Clinical Office Building in recognition of donors who have provided significant contributions to support the new facility:

· Room 1021 – The Loann Crane ER Triage Exam Room

· Room 1137A – The Dr. Robert Hamlin Cardiology Conference Room

· Room 1017 – The Chloe Hinson Exam Room

· Room 1066D – The Janet Johnston Operating Room

· Room 1135 – The Josie and Coco Joy Echocardiogram Room

Honorary degree approved

Trustees approved the awarding of the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters to Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund.

Board of Trustees committee appointments approved

The board approved the appointment of members to the following committees for 2017-18:

Academic Affairs and Student Life Committee: Clark C. Kellogg, chair; Cheryl L. Krueger, vice chair; Janet B. Reid; Timothy P. Smucker; Erin P. Hoeflinger; Abigail S. Wexner; Hiroyuki Fujita; Alan A. Stockmeister; H. Jordan Moseley; James D. Klingbeil; Richard K. Herrmann (faculty member); Alex Shumate (ex officio)

Finance Committee: Michael J. Gasser, chair; Brent R. Porteus, vice chair; W. G. “Jerry” Jurgensen; Jeffrey Wadsworth; Alexander R. Fischer; Lydia A. Lancaster; Alan VanderMolen; Alex Shumate (ex officio)

Advancement Committee: Erin P. Hoeflinger, chair; Alan VanderMolen, vice chair; Clark C. Kellogg; Cheryl L. Krueger; Brent R. Porteus; Alexander R. Fischer; Abigail S. Wexner; Alan A. Stockmeister; Lydia A. Lancaster; Nancy J. Kramer; Craig S. Bahner; Barbara J. Tootle (Alumni Association member); Georgeanne M. Shockey (Alumni Association member); James F. Dietz (Foundation Board member); Gifford Weary (Foundation Board member); Alex Shumate (ex officio)

Audit and Compliance Committee: Timothy P. Smucker, chair; W. G. “Jerry” Jurgensen, vice chair; Michael J. Gasser; Jeffrey Wadsworth; Hiroyuki Fujita; H. Jordan Moseley; James D. Klingbeil; Lawrence A. Hilsheimer; Amy Chronis; Craig S. Morford; Alex Shumate (ex officio)

Governance Committee: Janet B. Reid, chair; Timothy P. Smucker, vice chair; Erin P. Hoeflinger; Hiroyuki Fujita; Lydia A. Lancaster; Alan VanderMolen; Alex Shumate (ex officio)

Talent and Compensation Committee: W. G. “Jerry” Jurgensen, chair; Janet B. Reid, vice chair; Michael J. Gasser; Erin P. Hoeflinger; Hiroyuki Fujita; Lydia A. Lancaster; Alex Shumate (ex officio)

Master Planning and Facilities: Alexander R. Fischer, chair; James D. Klingbeil, vice chair; Brent R. Porteus; Alan A. Stockmeister; H. Jordan Moseley; Robert H. Schottenstein; Alex Shumate (ex officio)

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